Britain’s new £3,100,000,000 aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales docks for first time

Thousands of people lined the sea walls to welcome home Britain’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, as it sailed into its Portsmouth harbour base for the first time.

Two Hawk jets and a Wildcat helicopter marked the warship’s arrival with a ceremonial fly-by as the 65,000-tonne vessel dwarfed surrounding buildings.

Shipping lanes were closed and an air exclusion zone enforced as part of security measures for the ceremony.

Sailors took to the flight deck as...
source: Metro

2019-11-17 02:20
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